Tomorrow’s business leaders vie in skill-building programs

FLINT TWP. — Local students interested in business careers demonstrated their skills in competitions during the Region 7 Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held last Friday at Baker College-Flint. But after many years of participation, Carman- Ainsworth students were not among them. CA advisors Tom Klee and Leslie Holt decided to try out other educational options, said […]

Carman-Ainsworth swim beats Metro League rival

FLINT TWP. — The holidays were kind to the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing varsity boys’ swim team, allowing them a two-week break from the pool. That well-deserved respite came to an end last Thursday, though, as the combined squad from Lapeer West and Lapeer East arrived in town for a non-conference contest that saw Cavaliers’ coach Kevin McGlashen’s team rise to the occasion […]

Chinese restaurant opens in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — The Grand Opening of China Star Chinese Restaurant this week gives Swartz Creek residents a taste of the Orient in a modern American atmosphere. Unlike the typical auspicious red, China Star outfitted the dining area with browns and booth seating, along with enlarged aerial photographs of the populated city. Owner Yike Huang and his wife Juan Fang […]

A little help?

As we have officially made the The sport that I have found to transition to the winter sports be the most confusing is swimming. season, we find ourselves becoming Not only do they have nothing more dependent on help from to indicate personal identification, coaches, parents, athletic directors, but for the most part, they secretaries, etc. Not only do wear […]

In brief

ABWA to meet Jan. 18 FLINT — The American Business Women’s Association Crossroad Connection Chapter of Grand Blanc, will meet Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. for networking, and 6 p.m. for a presentation, at Riverfront Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Room 2321, Flint, the former Radisson Hotel. Dr. Mark Perry, professor of Economics and Finance, School of Management, University of […]

Cavaliers bow to Davison on lanes

FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth posted some big scores, but couldn’t hang with Davison in a Big Nine Conference bowling match last Saturday at Colonial Lanes. The Cavaliers lost the girls’ match, 24-6, and dropped the boys’ meet, 27-3. Kenzey Lord rolled Carman-Ainsworth’s top girls’ score of the day with a 226, boosting her league average to 205. Quinisha Burnett bowled a […]

Grow your business through government contracting

CLIO — Bring in 2012 with growth opportunities for your business through government contracting. To learn how to work with the government, join the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Healthy Community Initiative on Jan. 13 for Selling your Products or Services to the Government from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Mott […]

CALENDAR of events

ART/THEATRE TUESDAY, JAN. 14 An Actor’s Showcase, Davison High School Drama, Thespian Society, and Davison’s own Actors’ Workshops will be doing a caberet night, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., complete with singing, dancing, and short monologues and skits to raise awareness of our community’s Fine Arts, to promote community involvment and support with our productions, and to fund our present […]

Fogleman named business development manager for Citizens Bank

FLINT — Citizens Bank Wealth Management announced Brad Fogleman has been named Senior Vice President and Business Development Manager for the wealth management division. In this position he will be responsible for driving the division’s sales initiatives and growth strategy. He will also lead a team of business development officers located throughout the company’s market area. Ken Duetsch, Executive Vice […]

Public funding of journalism would prove a slippery slope

(Editor’s note: This is a reprint from a 2009 article) I read an opinion piece in a national newspaper which examined the idea of public funding for journalism. At issue was the decline of American newspapers and broadcast news and the piece looked at the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to find ways to […]